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ABOUT THE ALBUM
Compiled by Indian director Deben Battacharya, the traditional sounds of Year of the Dog welcome us into the rich cultural heritage of China. Between 1983 and 1984, Battacharya traveled through China looking for authentic ritual music, born 3000 years ago with the Emperors of the great dynasties. The results of this quest are exceptional recordings of the highest quality. Ranging from instrumental music to opera, from lyrical tales with musical accompaniment to traditional music of national minorities, to the Ouigours along the Silk Road, these unique works are the reflection of an exceptionally creative and vibrant music.

Silk Stringed Instruments
01. Qin - Suzhou (4.30)
02. Gu Zhen - Suzhou (3.00)
Story Telling with Instrumental Music
03. Zhe Juan - Sighed at midnight - Suzhou (4.20)
04. A touch of love (3.35)
05. She recognized her mother (4.15)
Music from the Silk Route
06. Makam Chahrgah (3.45)
07. Uighur Plate Dance (6.30)
08. Behtalig Kushmagla (2.15)
Music and Dance of the Minority
09. Black Pepper Tree Planting Song (2.00)
10. Kou-hsian - Jew’s Harp (1.50)
11. Hulu Sheng - Melody Of A Yi Love Song Played On the Mouth Organ (5.00)
12. Hu Die Huee - Butterfly Dance Of The Bay Minority (5.25)
13. Brother, Catch Up With Me - Yi Harvest Song (6.10)
14. Golden Peacock - Tai Minority (2.25)
15. Girl Playing Guzhen (3.00)
16. Chengdu - Dance Ensemble (4.10)
Music and dances of China’s children
17. Race Horse - Chengdu (2.16)
18. Yang Chin - Dulcimer (2.50)
19. Country Girl - Kunming (2.20)
    
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